Talking Horses Tuesday September 28th 2021

Miss Terri has struck a nice line of form on catchup – three winners on Sunday – Sir Oliver 8/1 and Going Gone (11/2) in a double and Red Vineyard at 9/2 in another bet. Great work, Miss TT.

Alan, seldom off the Hitlist with his trademark EW naps at big prices, tipped Khazaf 2nd, 16/1 advised EW 18/, and Monaddhil 4th 18/1 … Paddy Power paid 4 places. Well done, Alan.

Jakebuckfast cheered home his winner Ruby Cottage at 4/1. Fine work, Jake.

If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the September Winners thread.

The blog was not the only one with a NR yesterday after the late cancellation of Hamilton.

The blog’s nap today is Zip at 6/1, 3.20 Ayr

As ever, please leave your naps/tips by making a comment below. All welcome, especially newcomers; just enter a name when asked so we know who is who. No prizes, but it’s good fun here among some seasoned punters, most of whom spent years commenting at The Guardian on the original Talking Horses forum, which has now been heavily cut back.

If you tip a winner, please use the Winners thread to highlight your result and we’ll put you on the Hitlist next day. There is a Winners Thread for each month.

What This Blog Is For

As mentioned above this long-running Steeplechasing blog was adapted in a hurry when The Guardian announced they were cutting back on their (usually) daily Talking Horses section. Many punters had gathered there over the years to exchange ideas and fancies. Part of the adapting we had to do at the start of this blog was restricting this daily main article to tips/naps, while we found our feet regarding house rules, moderation and stuff like that.

We are now in a position to open this main daily article to all subjects. It can be very enjoyable when something is latched onto by our knowledgeable, quick-witted posters as they indulge in wordplay and jousting. We still want tips of course, from those who want to tip. It’s by no means an obligation.

If you do post a tip/nap, just include it with whatever subject you are discussing, preferably at the foot of your post. So long as you remember to come back after a winner and put the details of that win in the monthly Winners Thread, then we can include you on the Hitlist in the next day’s main article.

General guidance: No swearing, please. We’re not prudes, it’s just that there is wide scope in the swearword lexicon and we do not have moderators (and hope we’ll never need them). Also, please keep discussions on politics and religion to The Lounge section, though brief references to these subjects in the main article are not forbidden.

Thanks for looking in. If you are betting, especially if you follow our tipsters, good luck with your bets, but please bear in mind that this is meant to be ‘fun’. There are many wise heads posting tips here and we haven’t yet gone a day without somebody tipping a winner. But never bet more than you can afford to lose. Small stakes can still produce wide smiles.

All the best

Moderator Rules

Any post drawn to my attention that I deem unsuitable will be deleted or edited, depending on the content.

Ask a dozen individuals what they deem suitable for anything and you’ll probably get 12 different answers. So, decisions will be made on my judgement. In the altered post, I will explain my reasons for adjusting/deleting a post and there will be no appeal, unless I have made a blunder (not impossible).

I do not always have the time to read every post, so, if you believe a post needs moderated, please use the ‘contact me‘ form.

Many thanks.



  1. I work in Mallow on a Tuesday but will be lucky to skive off work to watch a Race as early as the 16.05.
    The opener at 13.15 again demonstrates something I don’t understand as to which O’Brien family member gets which Horse.
    Coolmore colours now solididly include the nice Westerberg silks.
    Tea Party is trained by JPOB.
    The Dam is Airwave who won the Cheveley Park and is the Grand Dam of amongst others, Churchill.
    Over the weekend the same colours were sported by an APOB debutant (whose name I won’t mention for legal reasons) who I believe on breeding was tecnically a Mule.
    Who has 1st refusal?
    My nap is in the 16.35 in Maud Gonne Spirit who pays down to 4 places (my only delusional hope is she might finish 4th) at 17/2 on Bet365.


  2. Joes nap looks to have a good chance at Ayr given the recent rain. I think I will have a little EW on that. Also WobWobWob in that race ran well on its last visit to Ayr after a break. Split stakes. Both around the 7-1 mark.

    Nap is Haveyoumissedme at 13/8 in the 4.20. Step up in trip should suit and looks progressive getting weight.

    Good luck folks


  3. Good morning all,

    Looks a difficult day, so keep with these four:

    Lucky 15 – Ayr 3.20 Wobwobwob, Wolverhampton 6.30 Firepower, 8.00 Pretty Sweet, 8.30 Annie Rose

    Good luck to everyone with your bets


  4. Taken a patent EW on Hansen’s 3 rides at Wolverhampton. It’s my Scandinavian/Suomi genes coming to the fore.
    Ég á heppnina skilið!


  5. May be worthwhile doing a small EW Pat today on Dianne Sayers runners today Redarna 8/1 15:20Ayr….Millie the Minx 16:45 8/1 and Equis Fiskardo 17:20 25/1 Sedgefield


  6. Over the sticks in a few places today and my tracker offers some advice for the first time in a few days. i best keep it happy by following it with Blue Sans at worcester in the 3.28. and the nicely named Brother Pat in the sedgefield 3.10 as the nap and NB. its nicely named for me as my Dad had brother called Pat, if thats not a good sign then what is.

    Good luck all.


  7. Nap a non runner so i’ll go for Im so Busy in the same race wor 3.28. Milton Harris has favourite in the next at Sedge – 15.42 and as DN says stable couldnt go going better.


      1. It would have been ‘pretty smart” (3rd in the race) to back it. i feel ‘betrayed’ (last) and in the “chitra” (7th) for not seeing it earlier


    1. I did spot it but I thought I might try a different formula than backing every Horse with Dragon in its title.
      I did this in the knowledge every time I look for a new winning formula the old losing formula comes good straight away.


      1. Elg, I think going forward -seeing how upset Jonathan has been by this traumatic episode- it needs to be policy that if anyone spots a dragon the whole village of be alerted. It shouldn’t count as a tip or contribute to any league tables lest we all get burned!


        1. The trouble is the law of averages.
          A Horse called Dragon won today and that bird has flown. The next 10 times you back Horses with Dragon in the name they will lose and just when you desert the name Dragon the 11th Horse will win.
          That’s how these things go.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.